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Originally posted by RainCloud
I manage to go down in almost freefall speed,
Originally posted by Myendica
I don't think fun is the take all. Some people would rather do something they are used to, or even something that makes them feel good, before fun. For instance, sex, for me isn't necessarily fun, (its exhausting) but I'd rather do that than say, play video games.
[edit on 4-9-2010 by Myendica]
Originally posted by Byrd
It got me to thinking. I work with an animal rescue charity (was doing some work for them yesterday, advising them on Facebook and other social media things) and thinking that something similar to the "Begging robot" might work to collect donations at a large event. They're trying to build a triage center where people could take baby birds or squirrels or injured wildlife so that these creatures can get to people who specialize in taking care of them.
I also love the interactive garbage cans. At the Audubon park, we have large groups of kids from elementary schools who come to take our one-morning, "hands on" interaction with wildlife. They stay for lunch... and oh boy, do they leave a mess!
The interactive garbage cans would make the work of Patsy, our hard-working janitor, MUCH easier![/quite]
That would be nice
(sigh) Now if we could just install them on the Trinity River and make recycling old tires fun. You wouldn't believe the numbers of tires I saw in the river bed on a short canoe trip this past week.
Wow that is sad. I am lucky to say that I live around many different water ways, I technically live on an island and all bodies of water in and around it are pretty clean. I just wish people wouldnt trash the beach so much in certain areas. That always bothers me and I find myself cleaning up the beach when I go there sometimes. The funny thing is you walk right past a garbage can at every approach. So I could never figure out why people couldn't just take it and put it in the garbage when they walk right by it every time?!
Originally posted by Ezappa
I think they should make everything fun.
It does'nt suprise me as to why we have such a massive computer games industry. All because we crave fun in our lives to rid that 90% of mundane life we have to live. Working with no play, all we seem to do is just survive these days.
S+F for you.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
reply to post by mblahnikluver
I find myself split in how I am feeling after watching this. As informative as this was, one of my FIRST thoughts were: with all that money spent on this experiment, about 100 homeless people around the world could've eaten for months.
Yes that is true but that isn't the point of their experiment. Their experiment has nothing to do with the homeless. It is about making everyday things fun to see if people chose something else over what they would normally do.
Think of all the other experiments out there that our own government wastes money on which should be used to help the homeless. Instead they cause more, but that is another thread.
I just can't help but notice how we appropriate funds and prioritize things so frivolously in this world.
Well people have a right to test their experiments like this and it was all in the name of fun. I don't think the money used to do this is as high as some of the money our government uses to test it own people.
I agree the world is frivolous but this doesn't seem that frivolous. Now the Oval Office rug THAT is frivolous spending.
THanks for your reply even though we may not see it the same way but I understand your thoughts on it.
edit to fix quotes
[edit on 9/5/2010 by mblahnikluver]